Published: Oct 06, 2011 12:54 AM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.
    
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement.
    
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

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